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Sonny Rupprecht

Full name: Louis F. "Sonny" Rupprecht
Gender: Male
Born: December 27, 1925
Died: April 5, 2000 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Sonny Rupprecht was at his best in the long distances, skating the 5 and 10K at the 1948 Winter Olympics. Originally from St. Louis, he later settled in Kirkwood, a St. Louis suburb, where he became the owner of Bicycles of Kirkwood. The store stayed in the family after Rupprechts death, later owned and operated by his son, Mike.

Personal Bests: 500 – 45.6 (1948); 1500 – 2:29.7 (1948); 5000 – 8:58.4 (1948); 10000 – 19:00.7 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 21
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres United States USA 17

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating United States Final Standings 21 8:58.4 1:04 1:45 2:28 3:10 3:51 4:33 5:17 6:01 6:44 7:29 8:14

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 4c 8c 1.2k 1.6k 2k 2.4k 2.8k 3.2k 3.6k 4k 4.4k 4.8k 5.2k 5.6k 6k 6.4k 6.8k 7.2k 7.6k 8k 8.4k 8.8k 9.2k 9.6k
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating United States Final Standings 17 21:20.3 48 1:36 2:25 3:15 4:04 4:55 5:45 6:36 7:27 8:12 9:10 10:02 10:52 11:43 12:33 13:24 14:16 15:08 16:02 16:54 17:47 18:40 19:35 20:29
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